If She Wakes by Michael Koryta audiobook

If She Wakes

By Michael Koryta
Read by Robert Petkoff

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316293952
12.24 Hours Unabridged
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Two women fight for their lives against an enigmatic killer in this electrifying novel from a New York Times bestselling author and "master" of thriller writing (Stephen King). Tara Beckley is a senior at idyllic Hammel College in Maine. As she drives to deliver a visiting professor to a conference, a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara in a vegetative state. At least, so her doctors think. In fact, she's a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that someone powerful wants her dead--but why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them? Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is hired by the college to look in to Tara's case. A former stunt driver, Abby returned home after a disaster in Hollywood left an actor dead and her own reputation--and nerves--shattered. Despite the fog of trauma, she can tell that Tara's car crash was no accident. When she starts asking questions, things quickly spin out of control, leaving Abby on the run and a mysterious young hit man named Dax Blackwell hard on her heels. Full of pulse-pounding tension, If She Wakes is a searing, breakneck thriller from the genre's "best of the best" (Michael Connelly).

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Summary

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A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Scariest Books Written This Year

Two women fight for their lives against an enigmatic killer in this electrifying novel from a New York Times bestselling author and "master" of thriller writing (Stephen King).
Tara Beckley is a senior at idyllic Hammel College in Maine. As she drives to deliver a visiting professor to a conference, a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara in a vegetative state. At least, so her doctors think. In fact, she's a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that someone powerful wants her dead--but why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them?
Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is hired by the college to look in to Tara's case. A former stunt driver, Abby returned home after a disaster in Hollywood left an actor dead and her own reputation--and nerves--shattered. Despite the fog of trauma, she can tell that Tara's car crash was no accident. When she starts asking questions, things quickly spin out of control, leaving Abby on the run and a mysterious young hit man named Dax Blackwell hard on her heels.
Full of pulse-pounding tension, If She Wakes is a searing, breakneck thriller from the genre's "best of the best" (Michael Connelly).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An edgy suspense story by Michael Koryta that brilliantly plays on the primal fear of being buried alive.” New York Times Book Review
Another superb effort...a nail-biter throughout. Chicago Tribune
“It’s the human element, the stories of two young women trying to reclaim their lives, that makes If She Wakes so compelling.” Tampa Bay Times
“Koryta again shows his affinity for smoothly melding sophisticated action with solid character development—even when one of the individuals is in a coma..Believable twists propel the tense If She Wakes as it moves to a surprising finale.” Associated Press
“Koryta tries his hand at psychological suspense with excellent results.” Crime Reads
In If She Wakes Michael Koryta gives readers not one or two but four formidable female leads...Koryta writes them with confidence, and each is someone to be reckoned with. Shelf Awareness
Koryta keeps the action fast and furious, tempered with his characters' determination to persevere against all odds. Bookpage
A good thriller to kick up your feet and read. BookRiot
Adept at creating Hitchcockian moments, Koryta keeps the suspense high throughout. Publisher's Weekly
“The relationship between Tara and her sibling is beautifully nuanced, full of revealing details going back to their childhood. Koryta has never been better than with this knuckle-biting thriller.” Kirkus Reviews
Instantly gripping, with realistic action, a breath-snatching twist, and a few untied ends that hopefully signal a sequel. Booklist
“it’s the human element, the stories of two young women trying to reclaim their lives, that makes If She Wakes so compelling.” Tampa Bay Times
“Koryta again shows his affinity for smoothly melding sophisticated action with solid character development—even when one of the individuals is in a coma…as it moves to a surprising finale.” Associated Press
“Koryta tries his hand at psychological suspense with excellent results.” Crime Reads
“It’s a measure of how good this book is that the chilling, masterfully sustained suspense is only one of its standout achievements. Koryta never brushes off anyone’s death; he makes you feel for the victims…Koryta has never been better than with this knuckle-biting thriller.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Instantly gripping, with realistic action, a breath-snatching twist, and a few untied ends that hopefully signal a sequel.” Booklist
“Adept at creating Hitchcockian moments, Koryta keeps the suspense high throughout.” Publishers Weekly
“Koryta keeps the action fast and furious, tempered with his characters’ determination to persevere against all odds.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Michael Koryta

Author Bio: Michael Koryta

Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, most recently Rise the Dark. His previous novels—including Last Words, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and So Cold The River—were New York Times notable books, national bestsellers, and have been nominated for numerous awards, including having won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Koryta is a former private investigator and newspaper reporter. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana, and Camden, Maine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 12.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English